Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: scarlson
Showing results 1 to 50 of 578
Search took 0.09 seconds.
06-24-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 858
Posted By scarlson

Oh come on nlerner, you can do better, you are in...

Oh come on nlerner, you can do better, you are in the bay state!! :lol:
That is a nice Raleigh though!

Here's a real bay state bay! Ron Cooper, Marblehead Harbor, MA....
06-16-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 674
Posted By scarlson

I have liked the Ambrosio Keba "Confreriale" 650b...

I have liked the Ambrosio Keba "Confreriale" 650b rim. They are pretty analogous to the Mavic A319, double eyelets and about 575g weight. Bombproof and easy to build up. I have 3 sets of wheels built...
06-16-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 752
Posted By scarlson

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll...

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll build them another one!
06-06-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,469
Posted By scarlson

This chuck has a little pin for the Schrader, to...

This chuck has a little pin for the Schrader, to open the valve. You have to flip the washer and the little plastic insert to "convert" to Schrader, but I'm confident it's holding the Schrader valve...
06-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,469
Posted By scarlson

Works pretty well, I think! I thought it was...

Works pretty well, I think! I thought it was leaky until I realized I hadn't tightened the stem of it to the barrel assembly. It came all loosy goosey. I used it on a bike (presta), and a car and a...
06-01-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By scarlson

I was thinking about doing an internal sleeve on...

I was thinking about doing an internal sleeve on a friend's bike with a slightly messed up seatpost. Was also concerned about getting filler all the way down the sleeve, but I think it would be ok if...
06-01-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By scarlson

You are welcome anytime! Broken bikes and beer...

You are welcome anytime! Broken bikes and beer are also always welcome. ;)
05-30-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By scarlson

Ooooh, you took pictures! I didn't even notice! ...

Ooooh, you took pictures! I didn't even notice!

Thanks for the shout-out!

I remarked that the frame smelled a bit like sulfur when I first brought it in. We thus surmised that this cut-off...
05-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 677
Posted By scarlson

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and...

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and froze and burst the tube like a plumbing pipe in a poorly insulated house. Is it bulged out in that area, or is that just the effect of the camera...
05-26-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By scarlson

The difference in which way the spokes go from...

The difference in which way the spokes go from the flange comes down to the difference in "handedness" of the rim. If your rim has the spoke holes staggered right- and leftwards, depending on which...
05-25-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

I'm pretty sure it's just a seat binder bolt...

I'm pretty sure it's just a seat binder bolt keyway. To take a seat binder bolt with a key that stops the left side from turning. Like this one. I do not think it was originally hex shaped.
...
05-20-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By scarlson

evilbay: ...

evilbay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254778187935

Shipping usually cheaper than McMaster!
05-14-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By scarlson

Why stop there? I've got one of these for...

Why stop there?

I've got one of these for the Herse, with its own dedicated braze-on.

And it's technically wireless as well :D
...
05-13-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By scarlson

Eek! Wonder if these will become common. I...

Eek!

Wonder if these will become common. I was thinking of moving back out to Minnesota to be close to extended family and more tenable housing market. This doesn't look great though. But the real...
05-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,327
Posted By scarlson

Well, I never did get this package! And I...

Well, I never did get this package!

And I never received any word about anything. The USPS in Medford has had pretty horrible service the whole way through. So, I thought, I'll just get everything...
05-10-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 824
Posted By scarlson

Huh, OK, so I found some more stuff out. I...

Huh, OK, so I found some more stuff out.

I started by searching for german sites with the search terms "28x1.70 Reifen". That brought me to this site:...
05-05-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,406
Posted By scarlson

Nice! :) I've had the longbow since 1999, but...

Nice! :)
I've had the longbow since 1999, but this past month is the first time I really think I've shot it well. I owe it to my newfound shooting buddy, who has really helped break down my...
05-03-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,053
Posted By scarlson

This just happened to me last night, on routine...

This just happened to me last night, on routine tire inflation.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0044_54509a74839e203a0e479106112837eee56c4d79.jpg

RIP Mavic...
05-03-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,406
Posted By scarlson

Dunno, but I think that fletching a couple arrows...

Dunno, but I think that fletching a couple arrows counts as wrenching!
They are for my hickory longbow.
...
05-03-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,264
Posted By scarlson

I bet the Profile is a bit lighter than the...

I bet the Profile is a bit lighter than the Cinelli - but I'd still use the Cinelli!! Nature abhors a welded aluminum quill stem.
05-03-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By scarlson

ohh shi--- :twitchy: Good luck!!! Here's...

ohh shi--- :twitchy:

Good luck!!!
Here's hoping that you just can't see it or it was marked wrong or something.
04-28-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 680
Posted By scarlson

If you're going to pay for new spokes, it's only...

If you're going to pay for new spokes, it's only a couple bucks more to get the best. In my opinion, the best are triple-butted. Here's why:Triple-butted (and single-butted) spokes solve one of the...
04-27-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By scarlson

Thanks! Yeah, we discussed dressing it up...

Thanks!

Yeah, we discussed dressing it up with a couple more passes, but decided it wasn't necessary! Time better spent having a drink and a chat. :)

I have done a fully dressed-up/invisible...
04-26-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 943
Posted By scarlson

I'm so happy you got the bike put together and...

I'm so happy you got the bike put together and everything is working! Thanks for posting the pictures! It was great to meet you and host a little impromptu get-together of the east-coast C&V...
04-24-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By scarlson

With a Ritchey stem clamped over a threaded...

With a Ritchey stem clamped over a threaded steerer.

The paint actually looks like it could be nice. The clear coat is pretty shiny and thick looking.

The funny thing about it is the lugs and...
04-24-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By scarlson

:wtf::wtf::wtf: That is the weirdest bike...

:wtf::wtf::wtf:

That is the weirdest bike I've seen in some time.

Does it have a headset? Looks like if it had a headset, the fork might not be long enough for a stem to clamp on. But it might...
04-21-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By scarlson

Ooh, 165 cranks too! The best length for cranks,...

Ooh, 165 cranks too! The best length for cranks, if you ask me.
04-14-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By scarlson

Trouble with vac is it's limited to the pressure...

Trouble with vac is it's limited to the pressure the atmosphere can push on the other side. If you completely evacuate the area over the dent, you'll get about 1atm of pressure. 1atm = 14.7psi. If...
04-14-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,435
Posted By scarlson

If it helps in reshaping the head, the flickr...

If it helps in reshaping the head, the flickr album in an earlier post here has a French caption which says the flattening of the head of the spoke was done by striking it (presumably with a hammer...
04-13-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By scarlson

Old TA is pretty much JIS, so either of my...

Old TA is pretty much JIS, so either of my contributions work well in my experience. Same for old Sugino, Sakae, and most hi-zoot CNC-era weight weenie cranks (Topline etc).

The Chin Haur only...
04-13-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By scarlson

Going to contribute to the dogpile with a little...

Going to contribute to the dogpile with a little shout-out to my fave Chin Haur bottom brackets. Don't let the name fool you, nor the reputation for failure of their ISIS BBs. Their square taper ones...
04-10-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 687
Posted By scarlson

Adding to the dogpile here, my suggestion is to...

Adding to the dogpile here, my suggestion is to do the internal cable guide up proper-like, brazing in a stainless tube like Joe Bell does.

Doesn't exactly help the OP's predicament however. If I...
04-07-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By scarlson

Cycles Courtois was a retail shop in the Poitiers...

Cycles Courtois was a retail shop in the Poitiers area (Chasseneuil du Poitou to be specific) and had their own marque. Who built it for them, I know not. But all those I have seen seemed pretty...
04-04-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 822
Posted By scarlson

Trade you for this Nishiki rando build. ...

Trade you for this Nishiki rando build.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1475x1967/image_2_42768c524deae537e8a0670e70eb3983c6ff8121.png
03-27-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,064
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I was pleased mainly because he did not...

Yeah, I was pleased mainly because he did not lose a single screw. That's impressive. Unboxing produced rich whiffs of either pipe tobacco or woodstove, which was also a nice touch.
03-26-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,172
Posted By scarlson

Here's something else, since apparently I'm...

Here's something else, since apparently I'm posting a lot of stuff I've been holding back.

The racks only mount to the frame at the bottom. They are secured fore-and-aft, as well as laterally, at...
03-26-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,064
Posted By scarlson

Good suggestions. I have some nonionic detergent...

Good suggestions. I have some nonionic detergent I can use for starters anyway. There's a fair bit of dirt in the lug details.

Here's a little effort I've made so far with restoration and...
03-26-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,172
Posted By scarlson

Ask (and wait out a pandemic) and ye shall...

Ask (and wait out a pandemic) and ye shall receive!

I started out by hacking up an old MTB handlebar. They are 22.2 (7/8") and usually decent CrMo, so they provide good metal for making stems!
...
03-25-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 29,064
Posted By scarlson

Just got parts back from chrome, at Franklin...

Just got parts back from chrome, at Franklin Frame.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_8896_f3ca7f3f9f7b60a48245f42f2355f2e8b2b3ea79.jpg...
03-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By scarlson

Long drive, but... Come to Harvard and I'll MIG...

Long drive, but...
Come to Harvard and I'll MIG it for you.
Bring a nice Calvados or green chartreuse and be prepared for an evening of fun.
My prior dropout work is here....
03-17-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 931
Posted By scarlson

Oh man, I have opinions on this! I have both...

Oh man, I have opinions on this! I have both stainless and ordinary carbon steel knives, and much prefer the carbon steel, both for their ability to hold an edge and for their ease of sharpening. The...
03-17-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By scarlson

Aero levers, eh? I think I have some C-Record...

Aero levers, eh? I think I have some C-Record aero levers. The ones with the "powergrade" adjustable leverage. Let me get a picture up here and figure out a price.

They are white hoods. Are you ok...
03-16-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By scarlson

Bianchigirll might know?

Bianchigirll might know?
03-16-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By scarlson

This aligns with my experience, 100%. One...

This aligns with my experience, 100%.

One other thing I could add is, the Perfect and ProCompe had versions with French threads that are easily identifiable, with the "Metric" stamp near the...
02-26-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By scarlson

Another thought: there is a lot of variability in...

Another thought: there is a lot of variability in where the canti posts will be placed. On my Colin Laing, this is doubly true because it's the early work of a custom builder. Your Trek is by no...
02-26-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By scarlson

I have not tested them yet! I'm trying to figure...

I have not tested them yet! I'm trying to figure out the bottom bracket situation on this tandem, reaming the seat tube to fix it after it was tightened too much, installing the fenders, and a couple...
02-26-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,007
Posted By scarlson

Meant to post this earlier, but only managed to...

Meant to post this earlier, but only managed to get a photo just now.

I just trial-fit 650b wheels on my Colin Laing tandem, which has cantilever brakes and (I think) was designed for 700c wheels....
02-25-22, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By scarlson

Doesn't sound like the BB is threaded. Sounds...

Doesn't sound like the BB is threaded. Sounds like the bearings pressed-in.

I have seen bearings mounted with just green loctite. I can believe it was like this for the first few produced and then...
02-25-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,627
Posted By scarlson

Oh man. But I've worked for the government. ...

Oh man. But I've worked for the government.

And Harvard.;) Where do you think people running Corporate America get trained?

It's not that I've never seen it. I'm just unable to understand it....
02-22-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,627
Posted By scarlson

Between you, me, and everyone we know? nothing. ...

Between you, me, and everyone we know? nothing.

I've been researching this for offloading things prior to upcoming aspirationally-planned move (coincidentally out of the state this seller is...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 578
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.